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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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Address: Coast Highway 101, San Diego, CA 92037
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Sun - Sat 07:15 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Although this park is located within San Diego's city limits, it remains...

Although this park is located within San Diego's city limits, it remains one of the wildest landscapes along the Southern California coast, with miles of unspoiled beaches, chaparral, elegant Torrey Pine trees and a lagoon vital to many species of migrating birds.

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Beautiful - Good trails

We are a couple in our early 50's, and this was our first visit to San Diego. Torrey Pines State Reserve is well worth your time!! The entrance is at the north end of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We are a couple in our early 50's, and this was our first visit to San Diego. Torrey Pines State Reserve is well worth your time!! The entrance is at the north end of the Reserve. As you approach there is a long line of free angle-parking spaces along the road facing the beach. It's a busy place but both... More 

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SF Bay Area, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did the north grove (of Torrey Pines) walk. It is a pleasant half hour or 45 minute walk on a loop trail. The outer part of the loop features excellent views of the ocean, with miles of coast visible with waves rolling in. There were a number of wildflowers of several species visible along the trail. The grade are... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is dedicate to the survival of America's rarest pine tree and if the natural sciences interest you, there is some very interesting information here about how that all works. Overall, though this is just a stunningly beautiful place for sightseeing, strolling, hiking, cycling (though that is limited) and running. The Reserve is not too large,... More 

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Tamarac, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Weekends are very busy here, but the climb to the top and the view overlooking the cliffs are stunning and worth the effort. Traffic and overcrowding are the only drawbacks.

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had read that parking was limited in the south beach lots, and so we got there late morning thinking we would make the upper lot. The visitor center at the top of this steep hill has its own parking lot but is very limited in spaces, and that was already filled up. We had to park in the lower... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I organize a hiking group & this particular trail is easy & scenic. We love doing our hike her at Torrey Pines

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to take a hike with family or friends. It's always beautiful in the morning or evening. There are lots a little hikes you can take throughout the reserve. It's great for kids too. You can see whales from far away if you look carefully. The reserve is always clean and well kept. I love the... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Parked on the street and walked in since we were not staying for long and did not want to pay the $12 fee. Walked up the hill to the Guy Fleming trail and walked to the south vista spot - took some great pictures of the cliffs and shore. Easy walk but it was up hill and ended up sweaty... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These hiking trails are one of the most beautiful areas we have EVER discovered on the west coast! Absolutely stunning! The trails were well-maintained, we saw some wildlife (lizards, a rattlesnake), plus we learned a lot about torrey pines, and local plantlife. Well worth a visit!!

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a moderate hike up a hill. There are several trails that you can walk on with beautiful canyon views and a few overlooks of the ocean. I saw whales on my last visit, but just the sun over the ocean would have been a nice enough view for me. If you get there early you can park for free... More 

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